THE Friends of Eastbourne Seafront want to open and run the Redoubt!

Hurrah – it’s been closed for far too long and should be a huge asset on Eastbourne seafront.

Here is Gaynor from The Friends:

“We have offered to run it. It needs to be open to the public.

“We have told Eastbourne Borough Council that we are happy to plan for this from early 2024 – initially it may be only weekends.

“Eastbourne Borough Council is spending £1 million currently on improvements – and we believe that rather than be closed, it can be a marvellous venue again.

“It would a great place for artisan markets and other such events too.”

Let’s see if the borough council responds positively to this idea.

This was from July 2022 Why is the Redoubt still sadly closed on Eastbourne seafront? – Bournefree Live – Latest news from Eastbourne, Polegate, Hailsham, Pevensey, Bexhill and Sussex.

A spokesperson for the council said at the time, “Like a lot of Eastbourne’s heritage assets, it does however, need significant ongoing maintenance works to ensure it meets modern standards for public use.

“The council continues to look at ways to fund these essential works, including government grants for important heritage assets. Various options are being explored to ensure the Redoubt can be protected for the country and for future generations.”